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William C. Fay IV

Criminal defense Attorney

5.0   22 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 8 years
    New Jersey - NJ 9 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Administrative law
    50%
    Alcoholic Beverage Law

    10 years

  2. Criminal defense
    50%

    10 years

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Wayne | August 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent criminal defense lawyer
William handled a matter for me and exceeded my expectations. He was excellent in all areas of the law and achieved an outstanding result. Best of all,he demonstrates honesty and integrity. I would highly recommend William and already have,
Posted by Andrew | February 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All Charges Dropped & Expunged
William defended me in my marijuana + paraphernalia case, he had all charges dropped and expunged! Despite the fact I was long past conditional discharges/probation, etc. He has a sharp wit and a bright future ahead of him as an attorney. Thanks again Will!
Posted by Jessica | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!!
I was so scared and nervous about my legal situation but Mr. Fay did an outstanding job with my case!!! I was so relieved with the outcome and he worked so hard for me! He was so calm and understanding and I’m so grateful for him. Thank you so very much for helping me! I am so grateful appreciative.
Posted by Maya | November 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy, fast, professional
I got a speeding ticket going 25 hours over the speed limit which included a mandatory court date. William resolved it within a week, for a very reasonable price, and got it down to an improper equipment charge. He was very clear and great to work with. I highly recommend.
Posted by Eric | September 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Mr. Fay is a fantastic lawyer. He helped me during a very stressful time in my life. He was knowledgeable about my case and what my options were. He answered all my questions and was very reassuring. He was there waiting for me at the entrance on my court date and made me feel at ease. He worked with the prosecutor to reduce my charges. I got the best outcome I could have hoped for. I highly recommend Mr. Fay if you need a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marijuana Charges
I was arrested and summoned to court for possession of marijuana, even though I didn't have any on me. It was my first time getting in trouble and I was terrified and nervous. Mr. Fay came into court prepared and was extremely assuring. He made it very clear that he was going to fight for my case until the very end. He was extremely knowledgable about my case and the ways to resolve it. I would recommend Mr. Fay to anyone who has gotten into trouble.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer. Highly recommended.
Mr. Fay is extremely caring and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain the entire process in a very clear manner and was a tremendous help during a stressful time. He was always available to take a phone call and really showed that he cared about me and my case. I highly recommend Mr. Fay as an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly reccomend
Great lawyer. Created a best possible outcome for my case.
Posted by Bernon | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Thank you for helping me get my license back
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing job, explains very clearly
He did a fantastic job on my case, making my penalty much less than I thought it could possibly be. He clearly understands what he is doing and can explain everything in a way that anyone can understand. Any questions I had were answered very clearly and he listened to all small details of my case.
Posted by Karleigh | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great outcome
I went into court with 2 charges; careless driving, and operating a motor vehicle with possession of marajuana. I had the potentional of getting my license taken away, jail time, fines etc... I met with Mr. Fay for the first time on my court date, and he said he was going to try and make a deal.. he wound up getting my charges knocked down to loitering which involved around a $300 total payment and that was it. very pleased with the results of hiring a lawyer from this firm, will definitely keep them in mind if I ever need help in the future and will be recommended if anyone I know needs a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DL Suspension
William Fay has treated my case of DL suspension with great care and professionalism. He answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns promptly. He was able to lower my DL suspension time to 6 months from 2 years.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Knowledgeable Attorney
William Fay represented me recently and I was very pleased to have used him as my counsel. He Is extremely knowledgeable with the law and is known by the the Judges and Prosecutors. I would highly recommend William Fay as counsel.
Posted by Alonzo | June 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
William C. Fay IV did an excellent job on my legal case
As a Florida based business owner as well as a consultant to telecom carriers and financial service companies, I have come across many different types of lawyers in various states. William C. Fay IV is one of the best. He helped me resolve a personal legal matter in New Jersey. He negotiated a favorable settlement and he did so in an efficient manner. He is accessible, he listens and provides good legal advice. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my clients and he will be my go to person for all legal matters in New Jersey. He is the attorney to hire whether it is a personal matter for yourself or a legal case for your business.
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Posted by Madhuri | May 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Savior
My son was struggling so much to get the license as his driving privileges were suspended and he never had a license. We have tried so hard to get his permit, tried to consult many lawyers but no one was able to help my teenager son. William Fay helped us like an angel., appealed DMV and was able to remove all the suspensions my son had. Within 2 months my son got his permit and today he has license. All the credit goes to William Fay. I am very thankful to him and appreciate all his help. He is too good and I highly recommend him .
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Posted by Tom | May 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Trouble
William was incredibly effective and efficient throughout the entire legal process for my DUI. Bill spoke very eloquently and helped to give me a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend William to anybody in a similar situation.
Posted by Siddharth | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A saviour
He not only took my case on the last minute but managed to remove 2 tickets and 7 points over all to nothing. A lawyer I suggest to have with auto tickets and dui cases! Amazing work & Thank you for everything.
Posted by Sean H. | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelent Lawyer .. To have on your side !!
Attorney William really knows his stuff.. He a honest excelent attorney. He was very informative and handled the case with the hightest level of care and proffesionalism. He cares about people not just the money. I would highly recommend him to anyone. And if needed will definitely use him again. Thanks Bill for all the help !!!!
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Posted by Ankit | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great help and excellent co-ordination
I hired william for my case and he did an excellent job. He got me out of my case. He coordinated and did follow up with me on everything and in a very professional manner. I would definitely recommend him for his services relating to driver's license and other issues with DMV.
Posted by Joey | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
I was caught up in a bad situation stemming from a rough patch in my life. Billy was able to handle my criminal charges and was able to win a dismissal on my behalf. I was facing real jail time and Mr. Fay helped me to walk free. I couldn't be happier with my attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Proetta, Oliver & Fay, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • Office Of The Attorney General of New Jersey
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Monmouth County Prosecutors Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk Intern
  • Essex County Superior Court
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Lehigh University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Lathrop
  • Dismissed at Trial based on the Statutory Affirmative Defense under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15(f)

Associations

  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Louis David Pizzulli Memorial Scholar
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse William
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bill for many years. Not only is he a excellent attorney and a formidable presence in the courtroom, he is an all around good person. Anyone enlisting his services will find themselves in very capable hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked alongside Billy since he was an intern in the office. He has made tremendous strides over the last year and has become a solid, well rounded attorney. He takes extreme pride in his cases and is willing to put in the long hours to make sure his clients receive the best possible outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bill Fay is a simply natural attorney - in fact I've never seen anyone take up the practice of law and litigation so effortlessly. I work with him on a daily basis and I often forget how old he is because he handles himself as a seasoned vet with 20 + years experience. Bill Fay has my confidence and is quickly solidifying his reputation in the community as a premier defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is as hard working an attorney as I know. He leaves no stone unturned in defending his clients. Very aggressive advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had the privilege to work with Mr. Fay as an adversary in municipal court. Mr. Fay is a well-experienced defense attorney who was well-prepared, able and willing to advocate his clients interests to their fullest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bill is an outstanding young lawyer who thinks on his toes, and is constantly being praised by his clients for his advocacy of their rights. It is a pleasure working with him, and I highly recommend him as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a formidable defense attorney who is always well prepared, knowledgeable, hardworking and fearless."
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